We are recently returned from the Mother Earth News Fair in Kansas where we spoke of the promise of permaculture and carbon farming to reverse global weirding. We are always happier after attending these events because they are so grounded in real skills and vocations and full of hope for the future.
Bryan Welsh, publisher of Mother Earth News, Utne Readerand Grit and author of Beautiful and Abundant: Building the World We Want, kicked off the event with an inspiring talk on the power of vision, and how to get it going in society.
Is it hopium? Are optimists only deluded? We don’t think so.
Lately some of the most sane and foresighted preppers we know are beginning to question their own assumptions, if not their sanity. Oil production did peak in 2006, after all. All conventional liquid fuels, including biofuels, peaked shortly thereafter. This is 2014. We just filled up at the pump and paid less than $2.80 per gallon. Whatever happened to The End of Suburbia?
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